Those of you who have been with me for a while know that I have a thing for green flowers. When I first saw the bulb and the adjoining tag, I was intrigued but suspicious. The photo wasn’t great. The color looked just a little dirty, as one might expect from anything sporting a mix of red and green. The intrigue won out however, so I brought a bulb home to see for myself.
See what I mean?
The first thing I noticed was its cool, dark, silvery, purple stem which shot up as soon as it got its feet in the soil.
Here is the first of the four flower buds to break out. You can see how the red striations mingle with the green. This is why it looks a tad bit “off” when viewed from a distance – why one doesn’t perceive it to have a clear green hue when it all opens up. I do love these buds, though! So cool…
The greenest part of the flower is where it attaches to the stem. The rest is, shall we say, a little muddled. Still pretty, but muddled.
As it pales toward the edges, the overall effect is often more like a greenish yellow, but when the light is right, yes, it is decidedly green.
For comparison, this Amaryllis is sold as white, under the name of ‘Wedding Dance’. Personally, I think its chartreuse center makes it a better “green” Amaryllis than ‘Magic Green’. But, since I have a soft spot for oddities, I don’t regret buying the ‘Magic Green’.
I had a feeling my color instincts were correct – and they were – but no matter. In the right light, it definitely has its shining moments, so I guess it qualifies for My Favorite Plant This Week – a meme hosted by Loree of Danger Garden. Happy Fave Day, and forgive me my spotty attendance!